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We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Virginia Beach, VA.

William L Mulligan PhD, CP
Specializes in Psychology
1604 Hilltop West Executive Center; Suite 318
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 410-0700

Dr. William Mulligan specializes in psychology and practices in Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Mulligan's clinical interests include dialectical behavior therapy, men's health issues, and sleep disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety, Anger, Anxiety, Attention-Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosemary A Thompson CRS, LPC, NCC, NCSC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
Phoenix Mental Health Services; LLC
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 619-2984

Ms. Rosemary Thompson works as a psychologist and counselor. Ms. Thompson's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Thompson takes. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Mindfulness Based Interventions, Treatment Approaches: Adlerian, Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James F Lassiter PhD, CP, ABPP
Specializes in Child Psychology, Family Therapy
228 N Lynnhaven Road; Suite 107
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 228-5635; (757) 809-5376

Dr. James Lassiter specializes in family therapy and child psychology and practices in Virginia Beach, VA and Suffolk, VA. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Lassiter is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optima Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Psychodynamic, Cognitive/Cog Behavioral, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Psychoses/Major ... (Read more)

Annie Lane Phillips LPC, PHD
Specializes in Counseling
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 651-3001

Dr. Annie Phillips works as a counselor in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Phillips's areas of expertise include the following: depression, adjustment disorders, and phobias. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Treatment Approaches: Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral, Treatment Approaches: EMDR, Treatment ... (Read more)




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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.